Patriarchal visit managed by MixArt and Allen & Heath
RUSSIA: Southern Russia recently received a visit from the Russian Othodox Church’s Partiarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Patriarch Kirill performed a service in the church of Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya, and inaugurated the renovated Novocherkassk Cathedral, performing a liturgy and also opening the V World Congress of Kosaks.
The services were also broadcast to the public who had gathered outside the cathedrals, and the TV channels Soyuz and South Region broadcast the liturgy live. ‘The visit of Patriarch Kirill and the inauguration of Novocherassk Cathedral, which had been under restoration works for many years, were big events not only for the South region but for the whole country,’ said Vadim Scherbakov, director of MixArt’s Southern branch. ‘The liturgy and the congress were attended by hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, members of regional and federal administration, and also by many worshippers.’
For the visit, MixArt of Moscow designed and deployed two sound systems for use in the church of Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya and Novocherkassk Cathedral, based around Allen & Heath mixers, along with Audio-Technica, K-array and QSC products.
At the Stanitsa Starocherkasskaya church service there were two major zones, the interior of the cathedral and the square outside. MixArt selected a Qu-24 digital console with AR84 remote I/O rack to manage the service, which fed a Qu-16 managing the outside broadcast.
MixArt selected a GLD-80 console, accompanied by an AR2412 and two AR84 remote I/O racks, for the sound system installed in Novocherkassk Cathedral. The system was used to provide sound reinforcement during the inauguration and liturgy (including performances by two large choirs) and also for broadcast feeds for two TV channels. The system additionally needed to provide conference functionality and sound reinforcement during the Congress that took place in the cathedral after the liturgy. The GLD system was connected via A&H’s ACE (audio and control over Ethernet) to an iLive system consisting of an iLive-R72 rackmount surface and iDR10 MixRack providing a broadcast mix of the liturgy to the public in the Square, and used to manage live audio during the parade of Kosaks and an address by the Patriarch. A broadcast feed was sent via MADI from the iDR10 to the TV mobile broadcasting units.
‘We had to do our very best to allow all these people to hear every beautiful and solemn detail in the services,” said Mr Scherbakov.